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Music Mondays: Naomi Ozawa

The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles continues its Music Mondays Virtual Performance program with jazz musician Naomi Ozawa.

The 25 minute Facebook Live event starts at 12pm on JFLA’s Facebook page. If you miss it, the performance will be archived on their Youtube page.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Since 2001 Naomi Ozawa has lived in the Los Angeles area and has been active as a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician on the Oboe and English Horn.  Originally from Hamamatsu (Shizuoka) Japan, she now lives in Torrance California.  Over the last few decades, Naomi has performed throughout Japan, Europe and the United States.  Naomi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from the Vienna University of Music and she holds a Performing Arts and a Masters degree from Mannes College of Music, New York.  Naomi teaches music at her Los Angeles home studio “Visionary Music Entertainment”.  Additionally she coaches local youth orchestras, chorus groups and chamber groups.  Naomi also performs in local Symphony Orchestras including the Huntington Beach Orchestra.  Naomi is a Board Member of the Music Teachers Association of California and is one of the cofounders of the nonprofit group “Tulips in Harmony”–which, since 2011, after the North Eastern Japan Earthquake disaster, has raised money and improved awareness to support the Miyako Junior Strings Ensemble in Iwate Prefecture.  In 2019 Naomi started rock band experience with UMAMIX, and she performs with the band on alto saxophone.  Naomi’s hobbies include playing various musical instruments and composing music in the style of new age jazz.  Most recently, composing jazz and new-age folk-style music has become the center of her musical growth and development.  www.naomish.com


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